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Le Jade Picpoul de Pinet 2009 (Coteaux du Languedoc, France)
Le Jade Picpoul de Pinet 2009 (Coteaux du Languedoc, France)

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Winery: Cave de Pomerols
Varietal: 100% Picpoul
Region: Coteaux du Languedoc, France
Vintage: 2009
Bottle Size: 750 ml


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Notes from the Winemaker:

The Estate:

Founded in 1932, this Cave Coopérative is located in the top commune of Pomérols, located between the garrigue of Pezenas and the sea dominated by the Mont St Clair in Sete. The co-op has merged with the Cave de Castelmau de Guers. They include 320 members and produce 55,000 hectoliters of wine (600,000 cases).

The Vineyard:

The members control 1,200 hectares of vineyard land (2,964 acres) of which 330 hectares (815.1 acres) are Picpoul de Pinet. Six communes are entitled to the name Picpoul de Pinet: Florensac, Pomerols, Pinet, Castelnau de Guers, Montagnac, Meze. The Pomerols vineyards stretch over vast sun-light terraces with clay/calcareous soils.

What Does It Taste Like?

100% Picpoul, aka Folle Blanche. Pale yellow color with green tints. Fresh and fine aromas of grapefruit and exotic fruit. Lime flavors, with typical focusing acidity, are hallmarks of Picpoul. Our best value, this wine impresses novices and hardened geeks equally.

Known as “the Muscadet of the South” in France, this is to the Mediterranean coast of France what Albariño is to northwest Spain…the default wine for fresh shellfish & seafood.

Ratings & Reviews

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The gloriously fruity, perfumed, light-bodied 2009 Picpoul de Pinet reveals copious notes of honeyed citrus (grapefruit and lemon zest), good acidity, and delicate honeyed pear-like flavors. Consume it over the next year.

This cooperative in the Languedoc region has produced two delicious dry whites that sell for a song." - Robert Parker (Aug 2010)

Wine Spectator Magazine:
"A bright white, with flavors of melon and spiced apple and a crisp finish. Serve well-chilled as an aperitif. Drink now. 111,000 cases made. " –KM (Jun 15, 2010)

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